Robert Sanders was arrested just before 9:00AM on Tuesday morning after a citizen who learned about the case from the Dover Police Department’s Facebook page, observed the vehicle turning onto Walker Road and into The Heritage nursing home center. The citizen observed Sanders park the stolen Mercury Milan behind the nursing home and exit the vehicle, at which point they called the Dover Police Department. Within one minute, police were on scene and took Sanders into custody without incident. Bond information was not available at the time of this release.
Incident #: 50-14-20987 Date/Time: Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 4:00AM
Location: Tudor Industrial Park, S. Little Creek Road, Dover, DE
The Dover Police Department is investigating an early morning carjacking that occurred on S. Little Creek Road at the Tudor Industrial Park. The victim, a 22 year old male, was supposed to meet a female acquaintance in the Manchester Square development, located off of White Oak Road at 4:00AM. A male subject, later identified as Robert Sanders, approached the victim and the two agreed on giving Sanders a ride to the Tudor Industrial Park. Once there, Sanders displayed a black handgun and ordered the victim from his vehicle. The victim exited the vehicle and fled the area, notifying the police department a short time later. Sanders was last seen operating the stolen vehicle, a 2007 Mercury Milan (gold), westbound on S. Little Creek Road, towards US Rt 113. The vehicle has an unknown New Jersey registration.
Warrants have been obtained for Robert Sanders for the following charges: Carjacking 1st Degree, Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony, and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. Sanders is also wanted on four counts of 4th Degree Rape by the Dover Police Department on an unrelated incident that involved a 15-year-old female victim. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at 302-736-7111 or call the Delaware Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-Tip-3333 or go online at www.tipsubmit.com.
Officer Releasing Information: Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer